Loving Someone with Asperger Syndrome (Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2012)
Dr. Ariel has worked with Asperger-neurotypical couples for years.
Whether you or your partner has Asperger syndrome, this book will help you better understand Aspergers. Dr. Ariel stands apart from many marriage therapists in that she understands many Asperger characteristics and helps both spouses better understand each other.
She includes loads of practical problem solving exercises that would help any marriage, not just an Aspergers-NT marriage.
Read my article, Keep Your Marriage Strong with These Organization Tips, as an example of one of her helpful exercises.
Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory. Emily Post My Attempt at Brazilian Conversation I grew up in Brazil, South America. I attended a Brazilian, Portuguese speaking school, from kindergarten through fourth grade. […]
This video exposes Caucasian stereotypes about Asian Americans.
It got me thinking, “What kinds of stereotypes do neurotypical people have about Aspergians and autistics?”
And that’s where my latest Psychology Today blog article, Get Rid of These 3 Asperger Myths Once and For All, was born.
If you’re a neurotypical (non-Aspergian, non-autistic) reading this, ask yourself what “myths” you may have about Aspergians in your life.
If you’re an Aspergian or autistic, please be patient with neurotypicals, but point them to articles like this to educate them.
What Aspergers myths have you encountered? Please share them in the comments below to educate the neurotypicals who read this blog.
There are a number of famous people with autism: Clay Marzo, Darryl Hannah, Temple Grandin are just a few. Each one of them has different strengths and weaknesses. So do you. Every person, whether famous or not, has gifts, talents, and purpose. And every person who perseveres despite flaws and adversity makes a difference in the […]